Transformatorische Sozialforschung: sich einmischen als empirischer Auftrag

Translated title of the contribution: Transformative Social Research: A Call for Empirical Engagement

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In this article I examine the question of whether the claim of the value judgment dispute (WEBER, 1904, 1980 [1921]) in qualitative research is compatible with current debates on participation, transformation, and performative research, and to what extent in the so-called third value judgment dispute (TRAUE, 2022) new fault lines have been revealed and created. Current approaches, such as Anglo-American "intellectual activism" (CONTU, 2018, 2019), and historical examples, such as Marie JAHODA's (1997) social claim in her work in Vienna will be addressed. In addition, concepts such as "practical orientation," "private research," and "third mission" will be analyzed in terms of their significance for the involvement of qualitative research. The aim is to further explore the practical consequences of this oscillation between basic research and social relevance.
Translated title of the contributionTransformative Social Research: A Call for Empirical Engagement
Original languageGerman
Article number16
Number of pages21
JournalForum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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